Travelling Home via the Lake District


Rosie enjoying the ferry journey from Amsterdam to Newcastle.


Beautiful morning sky from the ferry.


Duncan climbing the gangway on Giants Crawl.


Steve high on Giants Crawl.

Rosie and I left Saint Gervais on Wednesday following an excellent alpine season. This time we travelled home via the Newcastle to Amsterdam ferry. I would highly recommend this journey as a more relaxing alternative to the Dover to Calais option.

We stopped off on the way home to Edinburgh via the Lake District where I had arranged to do some climbing and scrambling with Duncan and Steve. On Friday night we met at Shepherds crag and climbed Jackdaw Ridge. The weather forecast for Saturday was dry so we visited Dow Crag. A few teams were out on Eliminate A. We climbed Giants Crawl, descended South Rake and climbed Easy Terrace back to the summit of Dow before walking out.

Today the weather was very poor but we still had a good day out on the classic scramble Cam Crag Ridge.



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